Friday, July 22, 2011

One of My Favorite Games Ever

25 years ago today, July 22, 1986, Dave Parker dropped a foul ball and started a movement.
The Mets were trailing the Reds 3-2 when they got a 2-out gift in the top of the 9th. Dave Parker dropped a fly ball and his expression of disgust (a slight punch of his fist in the air) became a symbol of dismay for many of us during our high school years.
The Mets tied the game and then in the 10th inning, it became a game for the ages.
Eric Davis and Ray Knight got into a turf war at third base leading to a bench-clearing brawl.

look carefully and you will see Gary Carter tackling Eric Davis

The ejections forced Gary Carter to play third base and the Mets to use pitchers in the outfield. Roger McDowell and Jesse Orosco shuttled back and forth between the outfield and the mound. Davey Johnson had seen Herzog do it earlier in the year with Worrell and a lefty, so he thought it would be interesting to try. Interesting to try, and interesting to watch.

The Mets won the game in the 14th on a 3-run homer by Howard Johnson.

The game was immortalized in the 1986 Mets highlight video "A Year to Remember."

I Was So Cute Once, What Happened?

Three years ago someone posted on Facebook a JCC Camp picture from 1984. That picture featured me, The Concierge, Focks and Washington Nationals pitcher Jason Marquis.
Here's another one recently posted. It's from 5th grade. I might be easy to spot. But there is another Poophead in there who might be a little harder to pick out from the crowd.

mr dugan's 5th grade class

Thursday, July 21, 2011

What Do You Give Me For? Cars 2 Edition

A little bit different for WDYGMF? this time, no voting, just marveling at how good a job the Pixar people do. I really think these cars do look like the people they intend to invoke.

Lewis Hamilton and Lewis Hamilton

Jeff Gordon and Jeff Gorvette

Prince William and Prince Wheeliam

Brent Musberger and Brent Mustangberger

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Song of the Week

"Quickie" - Miguel
The guy has three songs and all of them made song of the week. The point is to get JLeary to admit he was wrong and that this guy is actually pretty dope.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011